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Help bring Ginger home again!



Dear Editor:

On Sunday evening, June 21, 2009 our “Yorkie” was picked up on 100 South, Columbia City near Gateway East.

The couple driving a bluish/gray older style Honda stopped to ask the neighbor who lives at the corner of 100 S and Medallion Blvd E if he knew where she belonged. The neighbor recalls telling them “This is Ginger and she belongs to the Smith’s in the two story blue house.” He offered to take her back home, but they said no they would take her. Well take her they did.

Ginger had been visiting this neighbor and his dog when she must of saw me drive up 100 S. looking for her. My husband was not home on Sunday, Father’s Day, as he was volunteering his services on a traffic detail from an overturned semi all afternoon until after midnight. We searched for hours, checking neighbor ponds, the river, decks, fields, etc. wondering where she was. Then Monday while walking door to door to each of the neighbors we were told a couple had her.

This neighbor has had some very restless nights as Ginger was not only part of our family but also the family of Gateway East. We have taken several steps to find her including checking with the shelters, City and County police, vet clinics and hospitals, placed an ad in the local paper and have posted signs.  

Our lives and the lives of our other four legged children, as well as many neighbors, have been turned upside down.

The sad part is the couple knows where she belongs, but have chosen not to bring her back.

So let me give you some history. Miss Ginger Ale Smith was added to our home in October 2000 as a playmate for our daughter who was then 11 years old. She was born August 19, 2000 and is black and gold.

Our “grandest baby”, as my husband and I call her, usually eats a couple tablespoons of oatmeal in the morning once her grandpa has finished and it has cooled down. For her birthday she gets half of a baby cup of vanilla ice cream from Dairy Queen. She is due for her vaccinations. She has been trimmed short for the summer and loves to sit outside to let the wind blow through her hair. Please take good care of our little girl.

If you have a change of heart and would like to return her to us, there is a leash on our front porch if you would like to remain anonymous. If $$ is required for you to do the right thing, call us at (260)244-7601 and we will make some arrangements.

Sad & broken hearted,

Janelle Smith


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